Hands down, one of my favorite spots in the basin — Imagination Alley between Vine and Republic Streets. Actually, according to this, the project is called Imagination Alley and the Imagine Peace and Unity Archway. Artist Suzanne Fisher worked with Memorial Community Center, Washington Park School, the Drop-In Center, St. Francis Seraph Art Club, Peaslee Neighborhood Center, and Lighthouse Community Services on the design and execution of this community art and civic design project.
It’s no secret that I’ve been looking at, and thinking about, a lot of mosaic public art projects lately, and I rather like these “sponsored content” bits that acknowledge the sponsors in the art. A similar tactic was used in the 16th Avenue Steps project I checked out in San Francisco a couple of months ago. I definitely prefer this over a brass plaque: